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Pleito Matrimonial (Spanish, Paperback): 'Pedro Calderon De La Barca Pleito Matrimonial (Spanish, Paperback)
'Pedro Calderon De La Barca
R162 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R31 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Pedro Calderon de la Barca (Madrid, 1600-Madrid, 1681). Espana. Su padre era noble y escribano en el consejo de hacienda del rey. Se educo en el colegio imperial de los jesuitas y mas tarde entro en las universidades de Alcala y Salamanca, aunque no se sabe si llego a graduarse. Tuvo una juventud turbulenta. Incluso se le acusa de la muerte de algunos de sus enemigos. En 1621 se nego a ser sacerdote, y poco despues, en 1623, empezo a escribir y estrenar obras de teatro. Escribio mas de ciento veinte, otra docena larga en colaboracion y alrededor de setenta autos sacramentales. Sus primeros estrenos fueron en corrales. Entre 1635 y 1637, Calderon de la Barca fue nombrado caballero de la Orden de Santiago. Por entonces publico veinticuatro comedias en dos volumenes y La vida es sueno (1636), su obra mas celebre. En la decada siguiente vivio en Cataluna y, entre 1640 y 1642, combatio con las tropas castellanas. Sin embargo, su salud se quebranto y abandono la vida militar. Entre 1647 y 1649 la muerte de la reina y despues la del principe heredero provocaron el cierre de los teatros, por lo que Calderon tuvo que limitarse a escribir autos sacramentales. Calderon murio mientras trabajaba en una comedia dedicada a la reina Maria Luisa, mujer de Carlos II el Hechizado. Su hermano Jose, hombre pendenciero, fue uno de sus editores mas fieles.

Entre Clerigos Y Diablos (Spanish, Paperback): Jos Zorrilla Entre Clerigos Y Diablos (Spanish, Paperback)
Jos Zorrilla
R324 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R62 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jose Zorrilla (Valladolid, 1817-Madrid, 1893). Espana. Tras estudiar en el Seminario de Nobles de Madrid, fue a las universidades de Toledo y Valladolid a estudiar leyes y poco despues abandono los estudios y se fue a Madrid. Las penurias economicas le hicieron a vender a perpetuidad los derechos de Don Juan Tenorio (1844), la mas celebre de sus obras. En 1846, viajo a Paris y conocio a Alejandro Dumas, padre, George Sand y Teophile Gautier que influyeron en su obra. Tras una breve estancia en Madrid, regreso a Francia y de ahi, en 1855, marcho a Mexico donde el emperador Maximiliano lo nombro director del teatro Nacional. Publico un libro de memorias a su regreso a Espana.

Tambien La Afrenta Es Veneno (Spanish, Paperback): Luis Velez De Guevara Tambien La Afrenta Es Veneno (Spanish, Paperback)
Luis Velez De Guevara
R254 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R48 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Tambien la afrenta es veneno relata la historia de un rey que desea a la esposa de uno de sus cortesanos, y para conseguir sus propositos lo envia a una mision remota. Tras cometer su afrenta contra su leal servidor, el rey se deprime y termina sumido en la locura.

Ni El Tio Ni El Sobrino (Spanish, Paperback): Jose De Espronceda Ni El Tio Ni El Sobrino (Spanish, Paperback)
Jose De Espronceda
R278 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R52 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Huerta de Juan Fernandez (Spanish, Paperback): Tirso De Molina Huerta de Juan Fernandez (Spanish, Paperback)
Tirso De Molina
R258 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R49 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Tirso de Molina (Madrid, 1583-Almazan, Soria, 1648). Espana. Se dice que era hijo bastardo del duque de Osuna, pero otros lo niegan. Se sabe poco de su vida hasta su ingreso como novicio en la Orden mercedaria, en 1600, y su profesion al ano siguiente en Guadalajara. Parece que habia escrito comedias y por entonces viajo por Galicia y Portugal. En 1614 sufrio su primer destierro de la corte por sus satiras contra la nobleza. Dos anos mas tarde fue enviado a la Hispaniola (actual Republica Dominicana) y regreso en 1618. Su vocacion artistica y su actitud contraria a los cenaculos culteranos no facilito sus relaciones con las autoridades. En 1625, el Concejo de Castilla lo amonesto por escribir comedias y le prohibio volver a hacerlo bajo amenaza de excomunion. Desde entonces solo escribio tres nuevas piezas y consagro el resto de su vida a las tareas de la orden.

Unipersonal del Arcabuceado (Spanish, Paperback): Jose Joaquin Fernandez Lizardi Unipersonal del Arcabuceado (Spanish, Paperback)
Jose Joaquin Fernandez Lizardi
R78 Discovery Miles 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Fernandez de Lizardi, Jose Joaquin (1776-1827). Mexico. Hijo de Manuel Fernandez de Lizardi y Barbara Gutierrez. Nacio en la Ciudad de Mexico. En 1793 ingreso en el Colegio de San Ildefonso, fue bachiller y luego estudio teologia, aunque interrumpio sus estudios tras la muerte de su padre. Hacia 1805 escribio en el periodico el Diario de Mexico. En 1812, tras las reformas promulgadas por la Constitucion de Cadiz, Fernandez de Lizardi fundo el periodico El Pensador Mexicano, nombre que uso como seudonimo. Entre 1815 y 1816, publico dos nuevos periodicos: Alacena de frioleras y el Cajoncito de la alacena. En mayo de 1820, se restablecio en Mexico el gobierno constitucional y, con la libertad de imprenta, fueron abolidas la Inquisicion y la Junta de Censura. Entonces Fernandez de Lizardi fundo el periodico El conductor electrico, a favor de los ideales constitucionales;y apenas unos anos despues, en 1823, edito otro periodico, El hermano del Perico. Su ultimo proyecto periodistico fue el Correo Semanario de Mexico. Murio de tuberculosis en 1827 y fue enterrado en el cementerio de la iglesia de San Lazaro.

Rienzi el Tribuno (Spanish, Paperback): Rosario de Acuna y Villanueva Rienzi el Tribuno (Spanish, Paperback)
Rosario de Acuna y Villanueva
R230 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Rosario de Acuna y Villanueva (Madrid, 1 de noviembre de 1851-Gijon, 5 de mayo de 1923).

Oliva Y El Laurel (Spanish, Paperback): Jose Zorrilla Oliva Y El Laurel (Spanish, Paperback)
Jose Zorrilla
R118 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R22 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Esta obra es una alegoria escrita para las fiestas de la proclamacion de S.M. la reina dona Isabel II.

Samuel Beckett: The Complete Dramatic Works  (Paperback, Main): Samuel Beckett Samuel Beckett: The Complete Dramatic Works (Paperback, Main)
Samuel Beckett
R642 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R216 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The present volume gathers all of Beckett's texts for theatre, from 1955 to 1984. It includes both the major dramatic works and the short and more compressed texts for the stage and for radio. 'He believes in the cadence, the comma, the bite of word on reality, whatever else he believes; and his devotion to them, he makes clear, is a sufficient focus for the reader's attention. In the modern history of literature he is a unique moral figure, not a dreamer of rose-gardens but a cultivator of what will grow in the waste land, who can make us see the exhilarating design that thorns and yucca share with whatever will grow anywhere.' - Hugh Kenner Contents: Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Happy Days, All That Fall, Acts Without Words, Krapp's Last Tape, Roughs for the Theatre, Embers, Roughs for the Radio, Words and Music, Cascando, Play, Film, The Old Tune, Come and Go, Eh Joe, Breath, Not I, That Time, Footfalls, Ghost Trio,...but the clouds..., A Piece of Monologue, Rockaby, Ohio Impromptu, Quad, Catastrophe, Nacht und Traume, What Where.

The Beggar's Opera and Polly (Paperback): John Gay The Beggar's Opera and Polly (Paperback)
John Gay; Edited by Hal Gladfelder
R225 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives.' With The Beggar's Opera (1728), John Gay created one of the most enduringly popular works in English theatre history, and invented a new dramatic form, the ballad opera. Gay's daring mixture of caustic political satire, well-loved popular tunes, and a story of crime and betrayal set in the urban underworld of prostitutes and thieves was an overnight sensation. Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum have become famous well beyond the confines of Gay's original play, and in its sequel, Polly, banned in Gay's lifetime, their adventures continue in the West Indies. With a cross-dressing heroine and a cast of female adventurers, pirates, Indian princes, rebel slaves, and rapacious landowners, Polly lays bare a culture in which all human relationships are reduced to commercial transactions. Raucous, lyrical, witty, ironic and tragic by turns, The Beggar's Opera and Polly - published together here for the first time - offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws, colonialists and pirates, are impossible to tell apart. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Mal Casados de Valencia (Spanish, Paperback): Guillen De Castro y Bellvis Mal Casados de Valencia (Spanish, Paperback)
Guillen De Castro y Bellvis
R324 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R62 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Guillen de Castro (Valencia, 1569-Madrid, 1631). Espana. Fue capitan de caballeria, gobernador de Scigliano en Napoles y en Madrid secretario del marques de Penafiel. Muy cercano a Lope de Vega, formo parte de la Academia de los nocturnos, la unica academia que publico en actas los poemas discutidos durante sus reuniones semanales y que radico en Valencia entre 1591 y 1593. Murio en la pobreza y un tanto olvidado.

The Trojan Women and Other Plays (Paperback): Euripides The Trojan Women and Other Plays (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by James Morwood; Introduction by Edith Hall
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume of Euripides' plays offers new translations of the three great war plays Trojan Women, Hecuba, and Andromache, in which the sufferings of Troy's survivors are harrowingly depicted. With unparalleled intensity, Euripides--whom Aristotle called the most tragic of poets--describes the horrific brutality that both women and children undergo during war. Yet, in the war's aftermath, this brutality is challenged and a new battleground is revealed where the women of Troy evince an overwhelming greatness of spirit.
We weep for the aged Hecuba in her name play and in Trojan Women, while at the same time we admire her resilience amid unrelieved suffering. Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her existence in the victor's country with a stoic nobility. Of their time yet timeless, these plays insist on the victory of the female spirit amid the horrors visited on them by the gods and men during war.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Theban Plays - Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone (Paperback): Sophocles The Theban Plays - Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone (Paperback)
Sophocles; Translated by George Young
R116 R92 Discovery Miles 920 Save R24 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The stirring tale of a legendary royal family's fall and ultimate redemption, the Theban trilogy endures as the crowning achievement of Greek drama. Sophocles' 3-play cycle, chronicling Oedipus's search for the truth and its tragic results, remains essential reading for English and classical studies majors as well as for all students of Western civilization.

Witness for the Prosecution - Play (Paperback): Agatha Christie Witness for the Prosecution - Play (Paperback)
Agatha Christie
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Jagveld - En Ander Draaiboeke (Afrikaans, Paperback): Deon Meyer Jagveld - En Ander Draaiboeke (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Deon Meyer 4
R335 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R47 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Vir die eerste keer is vier van Deon Meyer se Afrikaanse filmdraaiboeke nou saam gebundel.

Jakhalsdans:
Die jong weduwee en onderwyseres Mara Malan wil keer dat die skooltjie op Loxton sy deure sluit. ’n Musiekkonsert kan uitkoms bring, maar Ruan Landman, die beroemde sanger wat hier woon en die ideale hoofkunstenaar sou wees, het ontaard in ’n stuurs kluisenaar.

Die laaste tango:
Ná hy die boosaardige reeksmoordenaar Basson aanrand, word werkverslaafde speurder Herkules de Wet na ’n klein dorpie gestuur om te gaan afkoel. Hier ontmoet hy vir Ella Winter, ’n mooi, passievolle vrou wat sterwend is aan kanker. Op die nag van hul laaste dans saam, maak Basson sy opwagting op die dorp.

Die ballade van Robbie de Wee:
Voorheen suksesvolle musiekvervaardiger Len van Jaarsveld het in volslae ellende verval. Sy ontdekking van die briljante rockster Robbie de Wee bied aan hom ’n tweede, lááste kans, maar net toe Len behoorlik op sy voete begin kom, dreig die dood van ’n jong meisie om alles weer in duie te laat stort.

Jagveld:
Die gewetenlose Bosman se bevele word áltyd deur sy manne uitgevoer, meedoënloos. Maar nou het Emma gesien wat hulle gedoen het . . . en word sy hier in die Groot-Karoo soos ’n dier gejag. Tog skuil daar ’n donkerte agter haar oë wat hulle nie verwag het nie . . .

Mariana Pineda (Spanish, Paperback): Federico Garcia Lorca Mariana Pineda (Spanish, Paperback)
Federico Garcia Lorca
R234 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R16 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nacio en el municipio de Fuente Vaqueros, Granada (Espana), en el seno de una familia de posicion economica desahogada, el 5 de junio de 1898 y fue bautizado con el nombre de Federico del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Garcia Lorca;su padre fue don Federico Garcia Rodriguez, un hacendado, y su madre, dona Vicenta Lorca, maestra de escuela que fomento el gusto literario a su hijo.

Clouds (Paperback, New Ed): Aristophanes Clouds (Paperback, New Ed)
Aristophanes
R305 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R41 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This line-for-line translation of Aristophanes' best-known comedy features an Introduction on Old Comedy, and the place of Clouds and Aristophanic comedy within it. Footnotes and more detailed endnotes further distinguish this edition of a play famous for its caricature of Socrates and of the "new learning."

Urinetown: The Musical (Paperback): Greg Kotis, Mark Hollmann Urinetown: The Musical (Paperback)
Greg Kotis, Mark Hollmann
R303 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R72 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a Gotham-like city, a depletion of the Earth's water supply has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The privilege to pee is regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging for one of humanity's most basic needs. From amongst the people, a hero has risen who will lead them to freedom. A grand, mischievous love letter to the conventions of musical theatre, Urinetown depicts a world wracked by ecological disaster, caught in the throes of corporate greed, and ultimately toppled by the best of intentions. Praised by critics for reinvigorating the contemporary musical, Urinetown is one of the most distinctive, intelligent and jubilant theatrical experiences of the twenty-first century. It opened at New York City's Fringe Festival, then transferred to Broadway in September 2001, winning three Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical. Urinetown received its UK premiere at the St James Theatre, London, in February 2014, later transferring to the Apollo Theatre in September, in a production directed by Jamie Lloyd.

Good Cook. Friendly. Clean. (Paperback): Brooke Robinson Good Cook. Friendly. Clean. (Paperback)
Brooke Robinson
R458 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R172 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Oxford Student Texts: John Webster: The Duchess of Malfi (Paperback): Steven Croft Oxford Student Texts: John Webster: The Duchess of Malfi (Paperback)
Steven Croft; Edited by Jackie Moore
R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Each book in this established series contains the full and complete text, and is designed to motivate and encourage students who may be writing on these challenging writers for the first time. It contains useful notes to add depth and knowledge to students' understanding, comments to explain literacy and historical allusions, tasks to help students explore themes and issues, and suggestions for further reading.

The Trial of the Chicago 7: The Screenplay (Paperback): Aaron Sorkin The Trial of the Chicago 7: The Screenplay (Paperback)
Aaron Sorkin
R421 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The brilliant screenplay of the forthcoming film The Trial of the Chicago 7 by Academy and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin's film dramatizes the 1969 trial of seven prominent anti-Vietnam War activists in Chicago. Originally there were eight defendants, but one, Bobby Seale, was severed from the trial by Judge Julius Hoffman--after Hoffman had ordered Seale bound and gagged in court. The defendants were a mix of counterculture revolutionaries such as Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, and political activists such as Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, and David Dellinger, the last a longtime pacifist who was a generation older than the others. Their lawyers argued that the right to free speech was on trial, whether that speech concerned lifestyles or politics. The Trial of the Chicago 7 stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Frank Langella, and Mark Rylance, among others, directed by Aaron Sorkin. This book is Sorkin's screenplay, the first of his movie screenplays ever published.

Dr Faustus 1604 (Hardcover): Chiaki Hanabusa Dr Faustus 1604 (Hardcover)
Chiaki Hanabusa
R1,227 R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Save R100 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is an edition of Christopher Marlowe's play Dr Faustus as it was first printed in 1604. This is one of the most celebrated of all Elizabethan plays, famous for its treatment of the damnation of Faustus and his struggles with his divided conscience. It combines spectacular visual effects with sophisticated theological discussion. The edition reproduces the only surviving copy, held in the Bodelian Library, Oxford, in photofacsimile. The introduction offers up-to-date analysis of the authorship, sources, staging and printing of the play. The edition will be invaluable for advanced students and established scholars working on Marlowe, Elizabethan drama generally, demonology, and early modern book production. An edition of the revised text of 1616 will be published by the Malone Society in early 2019. -- .

The Collected Works of John Ford - Volume II and III (Multiple copy pack): Brian Vickers The Collected Works of John Ford - Volume II and III (Multiple copy pack)
Brian Vickers
R6,470 Discovery Miles 64 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Volumes II and III of the Collected Works of John Ford contain the six plays that Ford wrote at the beginning of his theatrical career in collaboration with other dramatists: The Laws of Candy (1619-20) with Massinger, The Witch of Edmonton (1621) with Dekker and Rowley, The Welsh Ambassador (1623) with Dekker, The Spanish Gypsy (1623) with Dekker, Rowley, and Middleton, The Sun's Darling (1624) with Dekker, and The Fair Maid of the Inn (1626) with Massinger and Webster. This is the first time that Ford's co-authored works have been collected. In Volume II the General Editor, Sir Brian Vickers, contributes two Introductions, 'Co-authorship in Jacobean and Caroline Drama', and 'Identifying Co-Authors'. In the first he reviews collaborative authorship (practiced by every dramatist of this period), in terms of theatrical conditions, the competing companies, the need for new repertoire, the process of assigning individual contributions and assembling the whole play. In the second he discusses the methods that have been applied over the last two centuries to identify co-authors. He then provides separate discussions of the authorship problem in each play, evaluating previous attributions and bringing new evidence to bear. A special feature of this volume is the introduction of a new methodology, based on computer software programs that identify student plagiarism. Used in combination with high-speed search engines and a large electronic database of contemporary plays, this method permits for the first time accurate identification of each co-author's contribution. Volume III contains the text of the plays, edited by a team composed of established and younger scholars. Five of the plays - The Laws of Candy, The Witch of Edmonton, The Spanish Gypsy, The Sun's Darling and The Fair Maid of the Inn - have been freshly edited from the original editions, surviving copies of which have been collated to identify press corrections. The sixth, The Welsh Ambassador, has been edited from the sole extant manuscript. For each work the editors provide an introduction that discusses the play's date and theatrical genesis, its sources, dramaturgy and other features. A full commentary is provided for all texts, giving historical explanations of the vocabulary, parallel passages in other works by Ford, and theatrical annotation, where relevant. This volume provides a unique opportunity for everyone interested in the career of a major playwright to appreciate how he learned his trade by collaborating with more experienced dramatists, a process in which his own distinctive voice was formed.

I Love XXX - and Other Plays (Paperback): Jinghui Meng I Love XXX - and Other Plays (Paperback)
Jinghui Meng; Translated by Claire Conceison
R938 R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Save R65 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since premiering his pioneering linguistic experiment I Love XXX in Beijing nearly twenty-five years ago, Meng Jinghui has been credited with revitalizing Chinese theater by popularizing the avant-garde. Mixing high culture with mass culture, his plays address China's enduring revolutionary nostalgia and current social problems, challenging the artistic status quo from the mainstream rather than the margins. His creations range from new interpretations of canonical Western masters like Shakespeare and Genet to improvisational collaborations with actors on original works. This anthology from China's most influential playwright makes his plays available to an international readership in English for the first time. The collection, chosen by Meng and renowned Chinese theater scholar and translator Claire Conceison, represents the breadth of Meng's work illuminates late twentieth- and twenty-first-century creative practices that transcend the conventional category of playwright. I Love XXX includes the title piece, Longing for Worldly Pleasures, The Bedbug, Head Without Tail, and Two Dogs' Opinions on Life, as well as a DVD featuring selected scenes from each of the plays.

Until the Flood (Paperback): Dael Orlandersmith Until the Flood (Paperback)
Dael Orlandersmith
R346 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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